Good News Edition – November 18, 2017


Good morning!

Welcome to this week’s Good News Edition. As they say on the excellent Lovett or Leave It podcast, “What a week.” Sure, there have been plenty of headlines that have made us wring our hands (and maybe want to wring a few necks); but there has also been some heartening news from around the state and the country. We’re here to share the good stuff that reminds us that the human race isn’t a lost cause and actually still has some redeeming qualities.

Enjoy!

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P.S. – There’s no appropriate category for this, but I wanted to give you all a heads up on a great new podcast from Crooked Media (the folks who bring us Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It): Majority 54 with Jason Kandor. I’ve only listened to the first episode so far, but I’m already hooked. From the website, here’s a description of the first episode: Bruce Franks joins the show to discuss Ferguson, Black Lives Matter and the relationship between the African American community and the police. You’ll find out about the importance of making people uncomfortable, Bruce’s take on American History, and surprisingly, that I am a battle rapper.” Seriously. Tune in.

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In local good news:

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Planet Earth:

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There’s also some good news on the elections front.

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And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 

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We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:

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And in miscellaneous, fun, and slightly snarky good news:

 

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Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography
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Happy Chihuahua: Rennett Stowe Flickr via Compfight cc